Factually, it is the first metro railway in india and started it's commercial services way back in 1984, also it is india's first underground railway which was then extended over a length of 25 kms this is how the old this fast and efficient metro railway covers almost all the densely populated areas of kolkata, in very less time. Kolkata metro is the oldest metro transport system in the country it commenced operations on 24 october 1984, when the first train rolled out of the esplanade station to cover a distance of 34 kilometres to bhowanipore the inauguration of the kolkata metro on 24 october 1984 (photo courtesy: the. Kolkata metro was the first metro rail to be set up in india and the fifth one to be established in the entire asian continent maintained by the indian railways, this underground metro network became functional in the year 1984 the metro at that time, there were no magnetic gates or electronic ticketing system there were. Kolkata is set to get an underwater metro, which will use a transportation tunnel built under the hooghly which we call 'earth pressure balancing tunnel boring machines', have been used for the first time in eastern india, said satish kumar, managing director of kolkata metro rail corporation ltd.
The above photograph is of former pm indira gandhi laying the foundation stone for the kolkata metro in 1972, the year in which the project was sanctioned kolkata metro is the oldest metro transport system in the country it commenced operations on october 24, 1984 when the first train rolled out of the. He underwater tunnel of east-west metro corridor project in kolkata, built below the ganga river bed, is the first of its kind in the country india » are you ready to ride in india's first underwater metro tunnel below ganga river bed all the four stations in phase ii (sealdah-howrah) will be underground. He is also permitted a proper exit at the destination station without having entry punched on the token 15 lost token is not replaced under any circumstances 2 rules for smart card 21smart cards are sold at all kolkata metro stations 22 the first time user will have to purchase the smart card by paying. The very first corridor of the calcutta metro ran on a north-south axis from dum dum to tollygunge at that time, the target was to complete the length of 17 km by august 1987 being the first ever metro system in the country, calcutta metro had gone through growing pains financial crunch, diverting underground utilities.
Metro rail while underground railways are one of the most convenient modes of transport in major european and american cities, it is still in a developing stage in india after kolkata, which other indian city had metro railway what is the other name for the underground rail network of london. Two top-order tunnel boring machines, nicknamed rachna and prerna, are digging india's first ever under-the-river metro tunnels in kolkata at full speed if all goes through, then one could take a metro ride under the hooghly river in december 2019. On october 24th, 1984, the kolkata metro, currently known as metro railway, offers commercial transportation for the first time –also being the first metro in india-, covering the east west line is the second line for this underground railway system, in which 12 stations are planned (six underground and six at surface-level.
6 september, 2017 mmrc received its first tbm for construction of underground mumbai metro-3 corridor ice london recognises 'kolkata east- west metro project' as one of the 200 25 september, 2017 ice london recognises 'kolkata east-west metro project' as one of the 200 projects across. A train ride under the hooghly will be a reality by the end of 2020, the kolkata metro rail corporation promised today the first phase - from sector v to sealdah - will be operational from june 2018, said satish kumar, the managing director of the kolkata metro rail corporation (kmrc), the. Kolkata: the twin tunnels between subhash sarobar, where the east-west metro goes underground, and sealdah station is almost ready for trains to ply in fact, the entire stretch that comprises the first phase of the project is ready except a 365-metre stretch in dattabad work is underway at a frantic. Kolkata will soon have an underground metro which will pass through tunnels many feet under the hooghly but what needs to be seen is that the time duration of the critical activity of 1st tunnel boring got completed in less than half the time allocated for it, which shows high productivity level achieved.
The then chief minister of west bengal, dr bidhan chandra roy, first conceived the idea of building an underground railway for kolkata in early 1950s a survey was done by a team of french experts, but nothing concrete came of this efforts to solve the problem by augmenting the existing fleet of public transport vehicles. On vijaya dashami, which is on september 30, the city's underground railway will run services from 140 pm to 1000 pm, metro spokesperson indrani this step has been taken in view of many passengers during this period being first- time travellers, may find it difficult to use tokens, thus leading to long. Underground metro railway, kolkata (dum dum to kavi nazrul. Calcutta was the first city in the country to have the underground metro railway service and now kolkata is all set to become the first city in india to have the underwater metro rail connection across river hooghly it will be just like the tunnel service under the english channel that connects dover in england.
Working on kolkata's first metro railway led parthajit patra to look more closely at the city's water and sewerage infrastructure. Remember the awesome feeling you got while passing through long tunnels during train journeys now, something more awesome and cutting-edge is coming our way an underwater metro tunnel seems straight out of a futuristic sci -fi film, right well, work using a huge tunnel boring machine (tbm) has. The construction work has already begun for the underwater tunnel on the banks of hooghly river in west bengal's howrah the 1655-km east-west metro corrido.
Kolkata: metro railway kolkata, the first underground railway system in the country, has decided to raise fares drastically after 13 years while the minimum revised fare concession for smart cards has also been reduced to 10 percent of ride value from the existing 20 percent concession rate for student. Construction (mainly cut-and-cover) began in 1973 and the first section opened for public service in 1984 between esplanade - bhowanipur (34 km) this was the first subway line in india in 1995, the kolkata metro railway reached a total length of 165 km and remained unchanged for the next 14 years along the route.
These types of tunnel-boring machines, which we call 'earth pressure balancing tunnel boring machines', have been used for the first time in eastern india according to the india times report, the track will be 166 km long and the train will run without a driver there will be six air-conditioned coaches in the. It is not only the first metro in the country, but proved the feasibility of working a rail system in a highly congested city its functioning has been very efficient and the cleanliness it exudes has prompted even the independent of london to observe, calcutta's metro is cleaner than the underground in london. A visit to kolkata is incomplete without a ride in the famous metro here the first of its kind in india, this mode of transport has been a boon to many commuters the best part about it is that the rates are cheap too it is an underground railway system that can cover the entire length of the city within a span of just 30 mins.